Massive 6'7 OT Eyeing the Bulls

The search for quality offensive linemen has been a regular theme for a USF recruiting class, and now the search has led them back to Mobile Alabama where Quinterrius Eatmon plays for class 5A defending state champs Vigor HS. Read on and find out where the Bulls stand with the 6'7 OT. Stay informed with USFNation.com

Restocking the offensive line is always a recruiting priority for USF, and 2010 is no different. The Bulls have already received a commitment from an in-state linemen, but the search for quality OL has led the staff all the way up to Mobile Alabama where Quinterrius Eatmon, a 6-foot-7, 330 pound OT who is playing at Vigor high school, the class 5A defending state champs.

"Things are going great,' said Eatmon. "We're 6-1 and going to make another run for State."

At 6'7-300 pounds Eatmon is a mammoth offensive lineman that played a huge role in the Wolves' class 5A state championship run last season, leading an offensive line that opened holes for 2,000-yard rusher Ken Houston and 1,000-yard rusher Jalston Fowler.

"I got long arms, good feet, and I can move the pile," said Eatmon. "I'm probably a better run blocker, but my pass blocking is getting better and better. This is the first year we're working on 5 step drops so that's helping me."

Eatmon has been playing right tackle for four years, winning offensive lineman of the week last season against Citronelle, and also plays a little nose guard on short yardage and goal line situations.

"I've got 15 pancake blocks and have an average grade of 88 percent this season," said Eatmon, who was also invited to play in the 2009 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.

Schools are taking notice of the standout OL, who claims offers from USF, Louisville, Southern Miss, New Mexico, and Mississippi State.

"The schools that are recruiting me the hardest is South Florida, Louisville, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Auburn, and a little Alabama," said Eatmon.

Eatmon has already taken unofficial visits to Alabama, Auburn, Southern Miss, and Mississippi State, and hasn't taken any official visits yet, but has a few he'd like to see.

"I want to take a visit to South Florida," said Eatmon. "I'd also like to see Miami, and Florida."

Eatmon says he doesn't have a leader and is considering his options, but has a current top 5.

"Right now my top five would be South Florida, Auburn, Southern Miss, Miami, and LSU."

The Bulls have been recruiting the state of Alabama for some time, and already have an impact player in senior tight end Ben Busbee who hails from the state. Eatmon is being recruited by USF offensive coordinator Mike Canales, and talks with Bulls OL coach Larry Scott.

"We have a good relationship," said Eatmon. "They tell me that they want me and if I come in they could use me early."

"I really didn't pay much attention to them until two years ago when they were ranked No. 2, and have been watching them ever since," said Eatmon. "They undefeated right now, so I've been keeping a close eye on them."

Eatmon also got to watch the Bulls beat FSU a few weeks back, and he took notice of the win at the Doak.

"I think they have a pretty good program, they beat Florida State, and that says a lot," said Eatmon. "They play a little different offense then we do, and run more of a spread, but I think I can adjust."

Eatmon was recently ranked a 3-star prospect by Scout.com and the 80th ranked offensive tackle in the nation. "I thought it was a little late," said Eatmon. "But I don't really pay too much attention to that. I can always get better."

The senior OL said he is working on getting his weight down, his feet quicker and get his legs stronger. He also said he didn't play basketball last season, but will play center this year.

"Playing basketball will probably help me get my feet quicker. I played as a freshman, but hurt my shoulder. I also play golf, but I'm not very good."

Quinterrius says at first he didn't want to leave the state, but doesn't mind that as an option now. "I just want to play football," said Eatmon. ‘I'd prefer to stay in the south though."

The talented lineman has never been to Tampa before, but has heard a lot of good things. "I've never been down there or have any connections, but a lot of people I talk to say it's real nice down there and that I'll like it."

"I'd like to go down there for the South Florida-Miami game, that'll probably be when I take my visit."

He said a decision may not come for some time, but knows what is important in making his choice. "Things that are important is how soon I play, they type of offense they run, and the facilities at the school."

In the classroom, Eatmon says he has an 18 on his ACT and a 2.4 grade point average.




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